Weekend Video: Battle of Cable Street

tumblr_mbddqtmg3z1qc39cio3_5002016 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, when London, England’s East End’s Jewish population came together with trade unionists and other groups to prevent Oswald Mosley’s ‘Black Shirts’ marching through their community. This event showed the power the working class has when it comes together in solidarity to defeat racist political movements and the rightwing. From Cable Street to Brick Lane is a feature length documentary dealing with the fight against racism and fascism in the East End of London. The film explores how different working class communities came together in the 1930’s, 1970’s and 1990’s to challenge racism.

From Cable Street to Brick Lane – 74 min – 2012 from Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell on Vimeo.

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